Mary E. Durham

(Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Mary E. Durham Poems

1. The Happening 1/2/2003
2. A Different Song 1/2/2003
3. Love's Meaning 1/2/2003

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Love's Meaning

I have not mingled with the rich,
Nor kissed a "royal" hand,
Nor lived in splendid grandeur
In this, my native land.
But I have known a baby's love,
Her laughter and her tears;
Shared her little jokes with her
And quieted her fears.
Now I remember waking up
To "Boogens" on the stairs,
A childish voice calling to me,
"Nanny, I'll be there!"
I would not trade that baby's love
For all the wealth on earth.
Whatever pain life has bestowed
That blessing has been worth.
She seemed to know I needed her;
She must have needed me! ...

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